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(2018-04-08) Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to operationalize APAPPS Working Groups

During Prime Minister’s visit to Kabul on 06 April, 2018, Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on following key principles to operationalize the working groups under Afghanistan – Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS):

Pakistan to support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation;

The two countries to undertake effective actions against fugitives and the irreconcilable elements posing security threats to either of the two countries;

Both countries to commit to deny use of their respective territory by any country, network, group or individuals for anti-state activities against either country;

To put in place a joint supervision, coordination and confirmation mechanism through Liaison Officers (LOs) for realization of the agreed actions;

The two countries commit to avoid territorial and aerial violations of each other’s territory;

The two countries to avoid public blame game and instead use APAPPS cooperation mechanisms to respond to mutual issues of contention and concerns; and

Establish Working Groups and necessary cooperation mechanism as per APAPPS for full implementation of the APAPPS and the above mutually reinforcing principles.


08 April 2018

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